Causes And Short-Term Effects Of World War 1

World War 1 was a major event in history, not for just one country but for many. World War 1 was also associated with the making of the modern world and modern technology as well as helping us understand what mistakes not to make. There are long-term effects and short-term effects that led to World War 1. Some of these long-term causes included Imperialism and
Militarism which are big contributes for the world to go at war. There were also these short-term causes that started to light the fire between these countries and their alliances, some of the short-term causes which we’ll talk about are, the web of alliances and the catalyst. The catalyst was the spark which caused World War1, this was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand - the
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This brought completion between the two countries and so Britain tried to stop
Germany from being ‘stronger’ than them, so this lead to much conflict.

Militarism was another long-term effect that tied in with imperialism, leading to World War 1. Militarism was associated with imperialism as militarism means, for a country to have a strong (and maybe even stubborn) feeling that they are the ‘ultimate’. They have the best military and biggest navel support and so they believed that they could take on any country, win and make the war ‘quick’.
A country having this strong and deep feeling, pushed the leaders into world domination also with the strong force of Nationalism. The leaders may have though that if they were the best and had the greatest military, why not take over the rest of the world with our support and power? When other countries, who had a great military with strong navel support, saw another country building up their military and navel support, they felt threatened and wanted to prove that they were the best, so this had a big effect on the lead up to World War
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The web of
Alliances was when countries joined forces and combined their militaries and naval support.
There were two alliances: The ‘Triple Alliance’ and The
‘Triple Entente’.
The ‘Triple Alliance’ consisted of Germany, Italy and
Austria-Hungary and with these countries combining their forces and supports to each other, made it harder for them to be attacked and so they would back each other up if a country dared to attack them. They hoped that they would get the impression of intimidation across. Then The ‘Triple Entente’ did the same, and this consisted of Great Britain, France and the Russia
Empire. They joined forces so if the ‘Triple Alliance’ strict one of them, they would also have the support of each others military and navy - as well as giving that intimidating feeling back. The ’Triple Entente’ wanted

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